Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Couponing!

I've decided to start couponing. Now, I'm not going to try to do the TLC-Extreme-Couponing-TV-show-kinda-thing. Besides, not all of that is real anyways. They don't tell you the amount of money they spent gathering those coupons. Some get them from coupon clipping services. Now, I work at a gas station, we have 3 different Sunday papers in my area. Well, it just so happens that I can preview those papers before I buy them AND I can get 1 of each of the inserts because our delivery people love me so much. They leave us a copy of the paper to read and I get the coupon inserts. So, with that said, I will go through and use the coupons that are great deals. By great deals, I mean at least 50% off.

I will be going on my first couponing haul today. And, when I get back I will blog the results of my haul. I will be doing 2 different transactions. In one transaction, I plan to save at least 75%. In the other, I plan to save... what? You guessed it, 50% or more depending on tax.

Stay tuned....

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2013, epic fail...

Ok, can I retract the statement I made in the 2012 recap post?

2013 has turned out to be a very unlucky year.

While 2012, had its down sides...my dad having surgery and my aunt passing away...2013, what was supposed to be a new, better year; a happy year, well...the universe had other plans for me.

Now, I'm not posting this blog for people to feel sorry for me. I'm simply posting because I haven't in a while and believe it or not, this blog has, if nothing else, been my only way to keep up with my own life.

On January 15, our house caught on fire. It destroyed the whole back half of it but thankfully, it never spread to my room.
On February 4, we found my granddaddy in the bathroom. He passed away from a heart attack.

Things were going good for a little but. We were able to find my parents a mobile home but, it was a fixer upper. We spent the next 4 months getting it ready to move into. We also started on mine getting it ready to move into in September because the fiancé and I were getting married September 13th.
As if planning a wedding and fixing up 2 mobile homes wasn't enough stress on us, on August 10, the day of my bridal shower, we get a call that they had found my brother dead on the side of the road in the city where he lived. He didn't love far from a had station so he walked there a lot. He was 39 years old and he passed from a heart attack.
So, September 13 rolls around, the day of our wedding. It was a very good day, I was happy, my decorations turned out wonderful thanks to a very special aunt and cousin. But, I was also sad because 3 people that I expected to be there couldn't make it. I know they were somewhere watching and making my day very special to me.

And that, has been my year so far. Let's see if the rest can be better.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Recap

Well, it's that time of year again.

Here we go...


January
We welcomed in a New Year, of course. I finally decided to take a step in a different direction with schooling. Yes, radiology.

February
I put a friendship situation in the hands of the other person. So, I put the ball in their court. We're still passing it back and forth I believe.

March
I learned a little more about St. Expedite and worked a spell using his guidance.

April
I started Shadow Work to try to get rid of negativities and such. I attempted to start growing a few of my own herbs. EPIC FAIL!

May
Turned 26.

June
Oops. I didn't blog anything in June. Hmm...

July
Leslie came home from Germany for her baby shower. I made her a car seat canopy as a gift. Ellie, my dog, had her puppies. Only one lived. :( Negotiations on a trailer were started.

August
Chad & I went on vacation to The Smokies. We didn't have such a fun time.

September
One the 13th, Chad and I were together 10 years. My dad had another heart attack.

October
Oct 3rd, my dad had his 2nd open heart surgery. Oct 27th, my aunt passed away.

November
Alanea got a pet turtle, I got 2 pet hermit crabs. LOL

December
Blah. I got shingles. Fun stuff!

Ok, 2012 is over. Let's move on. So, we now have 2013 to deal with. I know it's going to be better than 2012. No negative Nellies here! LOL

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yes, you can get the shingles, too.

I went to the doctor Sunday because a few days before that, I had started itching and broke out in a rash under my arm and on my back. I thought I might have been bit by an insect of some sort but, the doctoer there said that I have shingles. I thought that only older people could get them. I was aware that shingles are caused by the chicken pox virus but, not knowing that anybody could get them shows how uneducated I was on the subject of shingles. So, I got medicine for it Sunday. I've been taking it ever since. I've had a few problems. Mainly, itching and shooting pain through the are that the rashes are on. From what I've read, I've done fairly well with them. Factors for that possibly include my age, how quickly we caught it and the care I'm doing for it. I've been taking my medicine as I was supposed to and it seems to be clearing up quickly. I know that I'm going to have issues with it for quite sometime. I had chicken pox when I was 5 or 6 years old. So, I've went 20 years without shingles. I'm hoping that I can go another 20 years or, better yet, the rest of my life, without getting them again. I will be finished taking my medicine the day after Christmas. Let's hope that all this clears up before then.

Until Next Time...

)0( - PRiLA

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Journaling

For the last year or so, I've had a journal. It's a small composition notebook that I try my best to write down thoughts/questions/daily happenings in. There's times when I skip days, even months. Here lately, I've began to journal quite a bit more than I have EVER. I've researched journal topics online to help me. I wanted to start a Goddess Workbook my Leonie Dawson but I haven't got the money to do that right now. So, in order to help myself figure things out, I decided to try to write about a different topic each day or every few days. I'll post my topic here when I can so that ya'll (whoever reads this) can journal yourself. :) I might even post my thoughts/feelings on those topics.

Until Next Time...

)O( - PRiLA

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A New Home For Hermies

Yesterday, after coming home from my trip to TN, I cleaned out the 20 gallon tank that my brother used to have his snake in and proceeded to set up a new home for my hermit crabs. It's nothing fancy as of right now. They seem to like it. I also brought home 3 new shells for them and Herman, the biggest crab, has already changed shells. I can never get a good shot of them because they truly are hermit crabs. Scooter is the only crab that will come out of his shell regularly. I'm hoping the new crabitat will perk them up and make them a little more lively.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hercules? Derpy?


Our newest addition to our household is a red ear slider turtle. My little sister has been wanting one for a while. While my dad was in the hospital after his surgery, we went to the local pet store to see if they had turtles. Sure enough, they did. So, we brought one home. Now, we are just trying to figure out if it's a boy or girl. We have decided that if it's a boy, his name is Hercules. If a girl, her name is Derpy. (Oh the mind of a 12 year old) This now makes 3 dogs, 3 hermit crabs and a turtle to our animal population. I will be posting about our hermit crabs as soon as I can. So far, we have had good luck with the turtle. We are looking to upgrade the tank and move our hermit crabs into the turtle's current tank so they will have a bigger home and we may even add a couple more crabs!